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April 29, 2005

"Real Buried Treasure" = "Fake Buried Treasure" = "Real Stolen Money"

The other day I pimped this very fun story about friends "finding buried treasure" in their backyard.

But I forgot the first rule of blogging: Never trust a man who says a buddy was dancing around like a "rabid monkey":

Two men who claimed in numerous national television interviews that they found buried treasure in the back yard of a home were arrested early Friday after being questioned by police, who said the money was stolen. Investigators believe Barry Billcliff, 27, of Manchester, N.H., and Timothy Crebase, 22, of Methuen, Mass., found the old bank notes and bills while doing roofing work.

Both men were charged with receiving stolen property, conspiracy and accessory after the fact, Lt. Kevin Martin said. They were to be arraigned Friday morning.

Crebase told investigators the men found the money in the gutter of a barn they were hired to repair, police said.

Well... they did find it, right?

What the hell was all that money doing in a gutter? Maybe it's time to do some spring-cleaning. Never know what you'll find. Maybe even a shrinking machine or somethin'.

Thanks to Ken Wheaton.

War's On Update: Situation unchanged. There's still a war on, and yet we're wasting government resources apprehending thieves.






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